Zanders enters into innovative blockchain technology consulting

Zanders recognizes the need to keep up with emerging technologies and provide innovative solutions as well as consulting to our clients. With the potential of Blockchain technology to transform businesses, we aim to guide our clients through the complexities of this technology and help them leverage it to improve their operations.

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Interweaving AI with SAP

Artificial intelligence (AI) has rapidly emerged as one of the most transformative technologies of the 21st century, revolutionizing everything – from healthcare and transportation to finance and entertainment. Late last year, ChatGPT emerged online as the next phase in this fast-growing and exciting technological space. Many of us tried it out already, and I have yet to meet anyone who is not left amazed by its capacity in such an infant stage. Where to from here though? And how will this type of technology interweave with the systems we use today, such as SAP?

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Sustainability in Switzerland: Recent developments

Sustainability poses risks and offers opportunities for the financial sector. The Federal Council in Switzerland wants to make sure that the Swiss financial sector will play a leading role in sustainability. To help accomplish this, it published an action plan in December for the period 2022-2025. Furthermore, the Swiss supervisory authority FINMA issued additional guidance on how financial institutions need to account for sustainability in their strategy, governance, risk management and disclosure. In this article we provide an overview of recent developments in the area of sustainability in Switzerland that are relevant for Swiss financial institutions.

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What can banks do to address the challenges posed by rising interest rates?

Markets have been confronted with a sharp increase in interest rates over the last months, resulting in a material change in level and steepness of the yield curve. Today’s interest rates are positive, the yield curve relatively flat and, in some currencies, even (slightly) inverse. The rise in interest rates poses a significant challenge for banks. This challenge involves managing the impact that rising rates have on the bank’s IRRBB key risk metrics as well as new EBA regulation related to supervisory outlier tests (SOTs) for IRRBB.

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Increase confidence in your organization with proactive fraud prevention measures

Financial institutions spend billions per year in their fight against fraud. With every improvement, fraudsters look for and find new opportunities to exploit. When the opportunity arises, some people see a big incentive or pressure to commit fraud, and most will be able to justify to themselves why it is acceptable to commit fraud (as shown in the Fraud triangle – Figure 1). Unfortunately, the impact of fraud on organizations, individuals and society in general is substantial.

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